IT Management

iPhone 5 workers on strike?; Microsoft support scam disassembled; Huawei declared US security risk

10 October, 2012

Andrew Collins considers the more curious tales from IT in the last seven days, including continued workers strikes at the Foxconn factory responsible for producing iPhone 5 units; a blow to the guts behind a Microsoft support telemarketing scam; and the US’s opinion on Huawei’s trustworthiness.

Encouraging innovation by promoting failure

04 October, 2012 by Tracey Tritsch

When it comes to generating new ideas, many find themselves stuck in the past, able only to produce rehashes of existing concepts. Tracey Tritsch considers why this is so, and the role risk and failure play in innovation.

Conroy's red undies; NBN Co's Quigley under fire; NZ apologises for spying on Dotcom

03 October, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Andrew Collins considers the more curious tales from IT in the last seven days, including Stephen Conroy’s apparent megalomania, Malcom Turnbull’s continued campaign against NBN Co, and New Zealand’s illegal spying on Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom.

App stores - coming to an enterprise near you

03 October, 2012 by Brian Prentice, Research Vice President, Gartner*

The sheer number of mobile apps and the success of the app store model in delivering them has piqued the interest of many enterprises. The dynamics that drive public app stores are consistent with those that will ultimately drive private app stores in the enterprises, says Gartner Research Vice President Brian Prentice.

MicroStrategy 9.3 business intelligence software platform

24 September, 2012 | Supplied by: MicroStrategy

MicroStrategy 9.3 includes new capabilities and improvements to the data discovery software Visual Insight; increased support for advanced analytics from ‘R’ - an open source language for predictive analysis; and improved connectivity to Hadoop.

Australian researchers create operational silicon-based qubit

24 September, 2012

An Australian-led research team has successfully written data to and read data from a silicon-based quantum bit (qubit), essentially creating the world’s first working silicon-based qubit.

iPhone map failures, creepy data reveals, Internet Explorer warnings

24 September, 2012

Andrew Collins takes a look at the more curious tales in IT, including Apple’s poor-performing Maps app, Victorian police tapping into myki data and the German government’s warning about Internet Explorer.

Ray White Group deploys business intelligence from Tableau Software

17 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

Real estate franchise the Ray White Group has deployed business intelligence software to help drive its geographical expansion strategy.

Google in trouble, social media snafus, iPhone 5 underwhelms

17 September, 2012

Andrew Collins looks at the past week in IT, including Google’s legal woes, even more social media messes and an underwhelming reveal from Apple.

Tracking graduated students and donors with PeopleSoft Contributor Relations

11 September, 2012 by Andrew Collins

The University of Ballarat (UB) has implemented a new system to help manage its alumni and its fundraising activities. The PeopleSoft solution, implemented with help from ASG Group, has revealed 95,000 previously unidentified graduates from the university.

Egg on Nokia's face, fed govt's ambiguous plan

10 September, 2012

We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including Nokia’s Lumia trickery and the Australian federal government's ambiguous data retention plan.

Quest Software Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite

04 September, 2012 | Supplied by: Quest Software Pty Ltd

Toad Business Intelligence (BI) Suite is a suite of tools that links traditional and non-traditional data sources to bridge the gap between business intelligence environments and distributed big data sources.

Twitter hospitalisation, clandestine patent talks and Michael Malone cashes in

03 September, 2012

We take a look at the more interesting stories in IT from the last week, including media personality Charlotte Dawson’s hospitalisation following vicious Twitter exchanges, secret patent talks between Larry Page and Tim Cook, and Michael Malone’s sale of $13 million worth of iiNet shares.

New data centre creates jobs boost for Western Sydney

22 August, 2012

Up to 50 new jobs will be created in Western Sydney over the next three years following the announcement yesterday by cloud computing company Rackspace of its investment in a new multimillion dollar data centre in Erskine Park.

Opening up big data

21 August, 2012

The mountains of structured and in many cases unstructured data that is building everywhere is being seen as an opportunity, not a problem, in Europe where it is thought that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.

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